Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Backhand Blow to the Koobface Gang

Today's RBN IP List update is a backhand blow to the Koobface Gang. They are electronic terrorists systematically poisoning the Internet ecosystem, and they should be hunted down with extreme prejudice.

Over 100,000 networks utilize EmergingThreats.net's emerging-rbn.rules in their intrusion prevention systems and firewalls. You can find all of the files at http://doc.emergingthreats.net/bin/view/Main/RussianBusinessNetwork, including the RBN IP List. You can download today's observations update at: http://doc.emergingthreats.net/pub/Main/RussianBusinessNetwork/RBN_IP_List_Update_1-18-2011.txt

Home users can easily block the Koobface Gang (and other threats) using DNS BlackHole in Smoothwall Express.  The files are free and are available here: http://doc.emergingthreats.net/bin/view/Main/HoneywallSamples

James McQuaid